James Holmes’ mugshot was released today by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado. Holmes was arrested on Friday night outside of a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, after he allegedly murdered 12 people at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises.
Holmes’ mugshot was released just a few hours after he made first court appearance. CBS reports that Holmes, who allegedly told police that he “was the joker” after his arrest, entered court with orange-red hair and a maroon jailhouse jumpsuit.
After the shooting, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that Holmes had dyed his hair red and told police that he was the Joker, Batman’s enemy in The Dark Knight.
“We have some information, most of it is public. It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the ‘enemy’ of Batman.”
Holmes appearance in court today, and the mugshot that was just released, confirm at least part of Kelly’s account. Police have not elaborated on Holmes’ joker comment and at the moment the suspect is not cooperating.
Here’s James Holmes’ mugshot.
Authorities do not know what motivated Holmes to open fire during the Dark Knight Rises premiere in Aurora, Colorado. According to ABC, Homes is not currently cooperating and it could take months before they uncover a motive.